The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-06-15T21:46:11Z Fresh Start in Education Plugs Secured Signing in to RDB ProNet to Save a Day Every Week 2017-06-15T21:46:11Z fresh-start-in-education-plugs-secured-signing-in-to-rdb-pronet-to-save-a-day-every-week June 16, 2017, Sydney - The Secured Signing plug in for RDB ProNet provides Fresh Start In Education with a very streamlined process for creating documents, sending them to be signed online, with a system of automated reminders, and once signed, populating the data into RDB ProNet along with the signed documents. "Secured Signing saves us at least a day's effort every week through the removal of data entry and automated reminders eradicating wasted administrative effort." according to Ed Robbins, Operations Director for Fresh Start In Education. "If you are using RDB ProNet then Secured Signing is a vital plug in to maximise the efficiency of your team." Fresh Start knew they needed to strip the paper out of their process, however a first attempt at online forms, built on a CRM system, with documents being approved using a password system had proven to be cumbersome and insecure. As a result, most candidate on boarding packs were being sent by email for manual completion and signing, creating additional effort for both recruitment consultants and candidates and slowing the process down. Fresh Start looked to Secured Signing for a highly secure online form filling and document signing service that delivered a great experience for candidates. The integration of Secured Signing into RDB ProNet was a key in its selection. Having the Secured Signing plug in for RDB ProNet allows Fresh Start to be flexible in creating and maintaining their own templates. With 18 templates established including DBS self-declaration, bank details, employment and personal reference forms, Fresh Start are currently in the process of adding additional templates to maximise the value they derive from Secured Signing. All form templates have fields that populate directly into RDB ProNet once the form has been signed, removing manual data entry from the process. "The time savings and cost reductions that Secured Signing delivers as a standalone platform are magnified when our capabilities are made available directly into a person's primary work environment." observes Mikey Eyal, Founder and Managing Director of Secured Signing. "It is very rewarding to see the emphasis we have placed on building out a comprehensive programming interface and increasing the range of Connectors for Secured Signing transformed into genuine savings and improved process for companies such as Fresh Start." About Fresh Start in Education Fresh Start in Education Ltd are an interim education provider who work with students that are out of education. This includes school refusers, young offenders, those with emotional or behavioural difficulties, serious health issues or those who are generally disengaged from education.  The company’s purpose is to return students to full time specialist or main steam education as soon as is practical.  They provide bespoke, child-centred, high quality education programmes, which ensure that all the students that they work with have outstanding opportunities to re-integrate. Fresh Start recruits its own tutors to work with these students. The recruitment of the right tutors is of paramount importance to the effectiveness of the service delivered.  To learn more about Fresh Start In Education, visit About Secured Signing Secured Signing provides a comprehensive and secure SaaS digital signature service that delivers a full range of form completion and eSigning capabilities combining advanced personalised X509 PKI Digital Signature technology with easy-to-use, simple-to-deploy, compliant solutions. Secured Signing enables its users to utilise smartphones, PCs, any tablet device and any browser, to capture their graphical signature, fill-in, sign, seal and verify documents anywhere, anytime. The solution streamlines business processes, cuts back on expenses, expedites delivery cycles, improves staff efficiency and enhances customer service in a green environment. To learn more about Secured Signing, visit Survey shows preference for casual employment 2017-05-26T04:55:55Z survey-shows-preference-for-casual-employment Numerous opponents to the increase in part-time jobs voiced their concerns last week when the unemployment figures were released showing that while the overall jobs market is running stronger, most of the gains in April were driven by part-time jobs, which rose by 49,000 for the month.  However, following a survey among its 2,500 workforce, Australia’s premier sales, merchandising and marketing solutions provider to the retail industry, the Blueprint Group, has found that 83 per cent of its employees is happy with casual or part-time work. The company has a casualised workforce of 84 per cent with the survey also finding that 70 per cent of employees find their position suitable for maintaining a work/life balance and providing the flexibility they desire around their working hours. Caroline Trenfield, Blueprint Group’s new General Manager of Human Resources, said casual and part-time employees are also provided with a promotional path offering long term careers for those who seek it.   “As evidence of the experience of our workforce, more than two in every three employees have been involved in the FMCG environment for more than 10 years.   “While most of the positions we offer in retail are casual, it’s clear that there is a huge cohort who recognise the many benefits of being casual and actively seek this type of employment to suit their lifestyle needs.   “I believe our environment contributes to Blueprint Group having an engaged workforce when working in the field representing our clients.”   Ms Trenfield attributes a 78 per cent field retention rate of Blueprint’s workforce to the extensive sales and merchandising skills training provided, both online and via 30 dedicated trainers around Australia.   “We have developed an online portal for field teams to allow the sharing of field-to-field best practice where everyone can learn from each other.   “The results from our latest survey, when combined with an employee satisfaction rating that is 20 per cent above the industry average, demonstrate that staff are enjoying their work, they feel valued, understand end-user customers and are engaged with their client portfolios.   “All this leads to quality in the field and success for our clients,” she added.   Blueprint Group has a commitment to their employees of being a ‘Great Place to Work’ and invests heavily in the training and coaching of its large team. The company conducts regular surveys of employee satisfaction and has achieved outstanding levels of engagement, which reflects the success of the many programs that make up its Great Place to Work agenda.   Ends  Note to Editor: 550 respondents completed the online survey in March 2017.   About Blueprint Group: The Blueprint Group is Australia's premier sales, merchandising and marketing solutions provider to the retail industry. The Group’s five companies deliver a comprehensive range of services that are all designed to help its clients convert shoppers into buyers. Clients comprise manufacturers, food producers, FMCG brands and retailers in numerous industries including grocery, hardware, consumer electronics and liquor. The market-leading Blueprint Group companies are: Ausrep, CCS, Extravert, Powerforce and Retail Insight. Each company has strong retailer and supplier relationships and unmatched national coverage of experienced staff. Key services include: in and out of store sampling and demonstrations; experiential events; sales and merchandising; auditing; relays/planograms; vendor replenishment planning; point of sale production and data insights. Our mission is to ‘unlock value for our clients through our integrated range of big data, sales and marketing solutions’.   Techs on the Move Gears Up for 457 & TSS Visa Pathways Changes 2017-05-18T08:05:53Z techs-on-the-move-gears-up-for-457-amp-tss-visa-pathways-changes Techs On The Move, a company that provides seamless solutions to skilled international automotive tradespersons, is focused on keeping both clients and candidates updated regarding changes with the scrapping of 457 Temporary Work visa. The Department of Immigration has announced that a newly minted Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa, will commence in March 2018. The company that assists experienced automotive tradespersons to build a new life in Australia by helping them find jobs and arranging their visas is assuring those who already have the 457 Temporary Work visa that they are safe and have no cause to worry. Gavin Stocks, Director of Techs On The Move, elaborated on this issue through a video posted on Facebook.  “From our perspective in the automotive industry we’re not overly concerned, the main reason being that all the occupations we tend to focus on being motor mechanic, diesel mechanic, automotive electrician, motorcycle mechanic and panel beater, these trade occupations remain on the Department of Immigration’s medium and long term skill lists. So regardless of this revamp those occupations are still eligible which it is great news,” he said. Stocks added, “I should mention that the occupation of vehicle painter has been dropped off the list so if that does concern anybody out there that we’re working with, we will be in touch with you directly to talk to you about your options.” Techs On The Move is committed to help their clients and potential clients understand the current scenario and its impact on their jobs, career and future in Australia. Those who have concerns regarding this may contact them by calling +61 437 041 154 or +61 2 9550 0879. They may also leave a query online on their website. To watch the video posted by Techs on the Move on their Facebook page: To visit the Techs on the Move website: ISACA Launches Real-time, Real-world Cyber Security Training Platform and Assessment Tool 2017-04-19T11:22:17Z isaca-launches-real-time-real-world-cyber-security-training-platform-and-assessment-tool Sydney, Australia (19 April 2017) – ISACA is changing how cyber security training is delivered with the latest additions to its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) portfolio of resources—the CSX Training Platform and Assessment Tool. The CSX Training Platform offers learners an easily accessible, constantly updated education environment that gives administrators clear insights into employee performance so organisations can ensure that they hire and retain the best talent on the front lines of cyber security defenses. The on-demand, performance-based training and assessment tool, conducted in live environments using real-world threat scenarios, is the first of its kind. Historically, organisations have had to rely on training mechanisms that are costly, inaccessible and quickly out-of-date due to the ever-changing threat environment. According to a recent ISACA survey, 52 per cent of respondents said they believe traditional cyber security training options leave staff only moderately to not-at-all prepared. With the growing skills gap, cyber security team leaders are looking to formally diagnose specific areas where they need to bolster skills, according to 62% of respondents. Real-time Skills Assessment The CSX Training Platform addresses those pain points with the first-of-its kind cloud-hosted assessment feature, which lets HR professionals evaluate the hands-on skills of cyber security job candidates and enables cyber security team leaders to assess the skills of their current staff. The CSX Assessment Tool gives hiring managers a critical resource when it comes to evaluating candidates and ultimately filling positions. Human resource departments and supervisors can use the tool to determine if applicants, or current employees, have the necessary hands-on skills for positions or promotions. Candidates respond to real-world threats in a live lab environment, and HR professionals will receive an immediate assessment of their skills, giving them a clear picture of what the candidate can and can’t do. “With its hands-on approach to cyber defense, the CSX Training Platform is an important learning solution for enterprises that want their front-line IT teams to be cyber-hardened, cyber-prepared and cyber-tested,” said Christos Dimitriadis, ISACA board chair and group director of information security at INTRALOT, “The ability to test and build skills will help enterprises address the significant skills gap problem they’re facing.” Performance-Based Training in a Live Network Environment The CSX Training Platform currently includes up to 100 hours of performance-based learning, divided among beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. It also features virtual versions of ISACA’s three CSX Practitioner courses, the CSX Practitioner Bootcamp, and the Cybersecurity Fundamentals course. The CSX Labs and courses will be updated continuously, and new ones will be added in response to evolving needs of cyber security teams and the threat landscape. “We consistently hear from CISOs around the world that cost and accessibility are significant barriers to getting their employees the hands-on training they need to be effective and advance their capabilities,” said Matt Loeb, ISACA CEO. “As part of our mission to narrow the skills gap and help enterprises develop their cyber workforce, ISACA developed the CSX Training Platform as an affordable solution that gives cyber security professionals complex scenarios to handle and live incidents to detect and mitigate.” The CSX Training Platform isn’t built as a one-size-fits-all for learners. With modules for all levels of practitioners, learners can be sure they are receiving flexible training that is appropriate for their skill level and helps them advance their capabilities in the areas that are most relevant to their work. Enterprises of all sizes can choose to have full access or modify the options to fit their needs. Additionally, with its cloud-based model, training can be accessed by employees on demand and without the expense of travel. Organisations are no longer forced to pull their IT staff away from their job to participate in off-site training. “Each organisation faces a unique set of threats, and the CSX Training Platform is designed to address those threats and test related skills. Our experts will constantly add to the platform, so we are able to build a training curriculum that supports the immediate and future needs of cyber security teams,” said Frank Schettini, Chief Innovation Officer for ISACA. “A cybercriminal builds an attack based on his or her domain of expertise. So why wouldn’t organisations enable security professionals to build defenses the same way?” Why Today? Though cyber security threats are growing in number and complexity, the professionals on the front lines of defense are not keeping pace, according to ISACA’s State of Cyber Security 2017 report. Hiring managers are having a hard time finding the right talent, citing issues such as: Nearly 1 in 3 organisations say it takes six months or more to fill open cyber security positions 37% of organisations say fewer than 1 in 4 candidates are qualified 1 in 5 organisations gets fewer than five applicants for open cyber security positions Additionally, cyber security leaders have a critical need to build the skills of their existing staff. The same survey found that fewer than half are confident in their team’s skills to detect and respond to complex cyber incidents. The CSX Training Platform is currently available for enterprise use. An individual version will be available later in 2017. For more information, visit About ISACA ISACA® ( helps professionals around the globe realise the positive potential of technology in an evolving digital world. By offering industry-leading knowledge, standards, credentialing and education, ISACA enables professionals to apply technology in ways that instill confidence, address threats, drive innovation and create positive momentum for their organisations. Established in 1969, ISACA is a global association serving more than 500,000 engaged professionals in 188 countries. ISACA is the creator of the COBIT® framework, which helps organisations effectively govern and manage their information and technology. Through its Cybersecurity Nexus™ (CSX), ISACA helps organisations develop skilled cyber workforces and enables individuals to grow and advance their cyber careers. Twitter: LinkedIn: Facebook: Instagram: Contacts: Julie Fenwick, 0468 901 655, New look RIBreport set to revolutionise staffing industry 2017-04-05T06:37:04Z new-look-ribreport-set-to-revolutionise-staffing-industry Leading global specialist recruiters first to roll out real-time business intelligence platform for staffing professionals The staffing sector is set for a shake up when the Recruitment Industry Benchmarking report (RIBreport) goes global with its online business diagnostics tool. Since 2004, RIBreport has provided more than 200 staffing firms with a monthly, unbiased perspective on the health of their business. This has included bespoke insights into sales, expenditure, profitability, productivity and more. Now, ahead of the official rebranding and global launch of its interactive platform, named Staffing Industry Metrics, director Nigel Harse is pleased to announce Gattaca PLC is the first public company to deploy the dashboards across 41 operations in 14 countries. “We’ve created an online business intelligence platform giving staffing firms access to real-time data, industry trends and instant peer group comparisons,” Nigel said. “It’s been a 14-year labour of love to build a platform that empowers everyone to see and understand their data with a click. Gattaca is a firm recognised for its pursuit of excellence and is a leading provider of specialist global recruitment services to the engineering and technology industries. “It is the first global firm to hold a mirror up to its profits, expenditure and team performance, and then willing to see how it compares to the market, which shows the readiness of our industry to evolve, based on the facts.” Brian Wilkinson, Gattaca CEO, said his business strives to create an environment where the management team have the business intelligence they need to do the best job for its customers. “These dynamic industry specific management dashboards will augment our ability to do this,” he said. “We hope to see more recruitment firms take advantage of the system’s benchmarking functionality in order to more easily and accurately track relative business performance here in the UK and around the world.” While SIM revolutionise how CEO’s, like Brian, track and understand their business metrics, the easy-to-use tool can also be tailored to: Arm chief financial officers with the tactical data they need to gain better control of all income and expenditure; Show branch and general managers how to use their results to educate, motivate and elevate team performance and engagement; and Keep board members and executives up-to-date with current industry insights so they can track strategy developments and make better informed decisions. Martin Yalden, group financial controller at Gattaca, added: “The power of this reporting has elevated my organisation above the constraints of traditional financial reporting, enabling my users to quickly access and analyse data via their own individual dashboards.” About Staffing Industry Metrics: In the coming weeks, SIM will officially launch the world-first online business intelligence platform giving industry professionals 24/7 access to more than 50 key metrics. SIM’s global reach will give members of international firms the ability to simultaneously log on from any device, access and securely share real-time data. Measuring performance, growth and financial management efficiencies from branch level to the boardroom has never been easier. Watch this space. Enquiries to: Nigel Harse,    $1M investment fast-tracks 1Scope education platform 2017-03-31T06:14:52Z 1m-investment-fast-tracks-1scope-education-platform Sydney, 31 March 2017:  A revolutionary new Australian social enterprise, 1Scope, will launch in mid-2017 thanks to an investment of $1M from Aqualand Capital.  1Scope is a world-leading website from which companies, universities and not-for-profits can promote, manage and measure the effectiveness of the training, work experience and skills opportunities they offer for Australian students aged 12-25. 1Scope allows students to secure real-world experience that provides practical work skills by accessing programs, work experience and courses that are relevant to them – and importantly enabling them to develop the broader ‘soft skills’ that are critical, but not often taught to students. The platform, which has been in beta version from October 2016, will use the investment to fast-track its launch to August 2017. 1Scope founder and CEO, Christina Chun, says 1Scope is free for students to access and has the support of numerous leading Australian corporates as well as some of the country’s leading universities, high schools and education providers. “I started 1Scope as I passionately believe students deserve greater access to opportunities outside of higher and tertiary education programs.  My vision for 1Scope is to bridge the gap between the education system and employers and in doing so, create valuable new opportunities for today’s students,” Christina said. “Today’s students are clever and capable and keen to apply for opportunities and training where it’s useful to them. Finding those opportunities and getting from A to B is the hard part for students and is the problem that 1Scope is trying to solve. “Having secured an investment from Aqualand Capital, we’re able to pick up the pace of our 1Scope platform enhancements and our introductions to corporates and not-for-profits.  This gives us the opportunity to see more students matched with more opportunities quickly. “We are pleased that the Aqualand Capital investment allows us to give more Australian secondary and tertiary students an avenue to expand their real-life skills and experience and grow their confidence by matching them with valuable development opportunities.” Jin Lin, Managing Director of Aqualand said: “Aqualand Capital has been established to invest in business to increase its development capability, take advantage of new technologies, increase efficiency and provide shareholders with long term return on investment. “When we saw the potential for 1Scope to make a difference to the adults of tomorrow, together with the enthusiasm and skills of its founder, Christina Chun, we knew this was an initiative that required our support. “In addition to financial investment in the business, Aqualand’s marketing, legal and finance departments have provided practical advice to the 1Scope team and we are providing space in our office for the team to operate for the first 12 months.” -ENDS-   About 1Scope 1Scope is a website from which companies, universities and not-for-profits can promote, manage and measure the training, work experience and skills opportunities they offer for Australian students aged 12-25. 1Scope allows students to secure real-world experience that provides practical work skills by accessing programs, work experience and courses that are relevant to them – and importantly enabling them to develop the broader ‘soft skills’ that are critical, but not often taught to students. 1Scope is free for students to access and has the support of numerous leading Australian corporates as well as some of the country’s leading universities, high schools and education providers. 1Scope was founded by Christina Chun, a 26 year old Australian entrepreneur with a passion for education.  Christina has a background in Psychology and Human Resource Management specialising in working with children with learning disabilities and over five years’ experience in working in the Education industry.   About Aqualand Capital As the property development business has grown so have the objectives of the business operations. To further these objectives, Aqualand Capital Investment was established to assist with the diversification of the commercial model by providing capital to invest in opportunities that provide strong financial returns and encourage and assist new businesses during their start-up phase. In addition to investment properties, Aqualand Capital has a comprehensive share portfolio and is working with a number of start-up companies by providing venture capital. As a point of difference, Aqualand also provides access to specialist resources from Aqualand, including marketing, legal and finance, as many start-up companies do not have expertise in these areas.    For any requests including interview opportunities please contact: Louise Caldicott or Tamsyn Alley Porter Novelli Sydney (on behalf of Aqualand) 0435 800 395 (Louise)  / 0478 474 634 (Tamsyn) / New jobs website for Australian contact centres 2017-03-19T22:21:43Z new-jobs-website-for-australian-contact-centres Melbourne Australia 20 March 2017. A new jobs website has been launched specifically for the Australian contact centre industry. ItsMyCall has been purpose-built to provide a real alternative to those seeking a job in the Australian contact centre industry. Managing Director, Justin Tippett says that “for too long recruiting contact centre staff has been a difficult process with the current options not understanding the diverse nature of roles available within the Australian contact centre industry. Previously seen as a transient job, contact centres now offer a fulfilling career that provides international opportunities and a direct path to executive level positions”. To illustrate the point ItsMyCall has over 50 different job types reflecting the diverse nature of skills that make up the modern Australian contact centre with everything from working on Social Media queues, Training, Quality & Compliance, Workforce Optimisation and more. Partnering with Australia’s official contact centre industry body, Auscontact Association and Contact Centre Central, a website followed by thousands of contact centre professionals in Australia with the latest news, articles and support resources, ItsMyCall is able to launch directly into a ready-made audience of thousands of contact centre professionals already engaged with the industry. Fiona Keough, CEO of Auscontact Association added ‘we are really excited about partnering with ItsMyCall. Contact Centres are becoming increasingly complex and by showcasing the diverse nature of the roles available across the country, and providing access all in one location, delivering a laser like insight into the depth and breadth of career opportunities available within our industry today’. Tippett adds that “ItsMyCall has been developed by people actively involved in supporting and promoting the Australian contact centre community. We are extremely proud of the opportunities our industry provides people from all walks of life and through ItsMyCall we look forward to continuing to promoting the diverse career options within the Australian contact centre community.   All For Health Pty. Ltd. Outlines the Importance of Acupuncture in Relieving Pain 2017-02-21T08:04:47Z all-for-health-pty-ltd-outlines-the-importance-of-acupuncture-in-relieving-pain A rigorous review has found that acupuncture outperforms both traditional treatment and fake acupuncture in relieving arthritis and migraines, as well as chronic neck, back and shoulder pain. The solid findings led chief author Dr. Andrew J. Vickers to conclude, “We think there’s firm evidence supporting acupuncture for the treatment of chronic pain.” This piece of information has been published as found here - Acupuncture Outperforms Traditional Treatment in Relieving PainAcupuncture is an age old Chinese therapy that involves the insertion of needles into the skin to so as to bring relief to specific parts of the body that are experience pain. A key part of traditional Chinese medicine, it is used to restore and maintain health, in addition to alleviating pain and stress.All For Health Pty. Ltd. was founded with the mission to provide quality services in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to those seeking a natural alternative to healthcare. Regardless of whether you are lacking vitality, in pain or struggling with fertility, we are confident that we can help you.All For Health Pty. Ltd. also known as Acurepoint Health has two health clinics both located in Booragoon. The first being Suite 19, The Gateway Building, Andrea Lane, Booragoon while the other at Suite 25, Level 2, Garden City House, 125 Riseley St, Booragoon . People who seek treatment for health problems like chronic pain, migraines etc can call either (08) 9316 9327 or (08) 6150 8156 to seek an appointment. Acurepoint Health is definitely your one stop clinic for all kinds of Chinese Medicine and Perth Acupuncture services. Acurepoint Health is a team of qualified and registered Chinese medical practitioners who are not just qualified but experienced too. Speaking to the media, Dr. Pui Chak Pang who has more than 40 years of experience having spent time practicing in both Hong Kong and Australia said, “Most people suffering from pain make use of pain killers to reduce pain. With the help of acupuncture the cure will reduce pain substantially and also treat the symptoms causing the pain.”About All For Health Pty. Ltd.Acurepoint Health strives to provide the most professional and quality services in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. We are committed and passionate about developing alternative methods to keep healthy and to treat a range of different health symptoms and issues, such as fatigue, pain, infertility etc.For more information on All For Health Pty. Ltd. visit LiveHire launches into Education industry with two new Cornerstone Clients 2017-02-14T02:32:23Z livehire-launches-into-education-industry-with-two-new-cornerstone-clients ASX Release Key Highlights ·         Two Cornerstone Clients, Laureate Universities International and TAFE Queensland, sign with LiveHire and launch Talent Communities in 2017. ·         The successful launch of these two Cornerstone Clients opens the Education industry to LiveHire, employing 975,000 people (Source: ABS Nov 2016). ·         Laureate, a listed company on the NASDAQ (NASDAQ: LAUR), employs 50,000 people globally and provides services to 1 million students. ·         Laureate’s Talent Community will commence in Australia, enabling 100% proactive recruitment across the whole organisation (1,550 full time employees). ·         Laureate plans to subsequently launch a Talent Community for all students and alumni, to follow the alumni’s employability post-graduation, opening a new and valuable application of the LiveHire ecosystem. ·         TAFE Queensland further strengthens LiveHire’s growth in the public sector, alongside Alfred Health. ·         TAFE Queensland Brisbane Talent Community has been launched across the whole organisation (1,200 FTEs), providing a strong growth channel into the six divisions of TAFE Queensland (4,173 employees servicing 120,000 students). ·         LiveHire clients grow Talent Communities to an optimal size of 5-10 times the number of employees and pay $0.50 per individual Talent Community Connection (TCC) per month.   Melbourne, 14th February 2017: LiveHire Limited (ASX: LVH), the Talent Community platform empowering the flow of talent through organisations, shifting recruitment from reactive to 100% proactive, is pleased to announce two additional Cornerstone Clients, Laureate Universities International (“Laureate”) and TAFE Queensland Brisbane.   The successful signing of Laureate and TAFE Queensland Brisbane are significant milestones as they help: 1.    Cornerstone LiveHire’s entry into the Education vertical, an annual recruitment market estimated at over $624 million[1] and growing; 2.    Further strengthen LiveHire’s growth into the public sector, the largest employer in Australia and one where significant hiring productivity can be gained; 3.    Establish the LiveHire platform with an additional global client who has significant cost and time savings to be realised from a shift to 100% proactive recruitment; and 4.    Open the LiveHire platform to future significant upside growth in TCC, by introducing a channel of students, graduates and alumni. Industry leaders, such as Laureate and TAFE Queensland Brisbane, launching Live Talent Communities, result in a critical mass of the Education and Training industry workforce receiving invitations to join the LiveHire Ecosystem. This creates an industry standard for digital talent profiles, and a network effect that paves the way for more talent and companies to easily join and connect. The signing, implementation and launching of Cornerstone Clients such as Laureate and TAFE Queensland is a key pillar to growing LiveHire’s key performance metric of Talent Community Connections (TCCs). LiveHire clients grow Talent Communities to an optimal size of 5-10 times the number of employees and pay $0.50 per individual Talent Community Connection (TCC) per month. LiveHire has now successfully expanded its Cornerstone strategy to three industry verticals: Retail, Healthcare and Education, spanning both public and private sectors.  About the Education and Training Sector in Australia The education sector is one of the largest employers in Australia (Top 5 industry by total employed persons), growing at an accelerated rate (Top 3 industry by growth rate), well above the Australian overall employment growth figure. Education in Australia is a $20 billion a year industry, employing approximately 975,000 people, 8.1% of the total working population. Additionally, the latest figures from ABS firm up education's position as Australia's third-largest export after coal and iron ore, as well as its position as the largest services export, well ahead of tourism. Education is clearly one of the five key super-growth sectors that will support Australia’s transitioning economy into the next decade. About Laureate Universities International Laureate’s network of more than 70 campus-based and online universities in 25 countries offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to over one million students worldwide. Laureate is the largest global network of degree-granting higher education institutions, and their students are part of a diverse, international community that spans the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Laureates institutions offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in fields such as business and management, medical and health sciences, engineering, information technology, architecture, education, law, communications and hospitality management.  Laureate is a Public Benefit Corporation, a relatively new class of corporations that are required by law to create a general public benefit through a material, positive impact on society.  About TAFE Queensland Brisbane TAFE Queensland Brisbane is where over 40,000 local and international students get their world-class education and training each year. Practical, hands-on classes combined with state-of-the-art facilities and purpose-built learning areas make them a standout amongst training providers, with many of their facilities being acknowledged by industry as amongst the best in Australia. For more information: Simon Hinsley Investor Relations                      +61 401 809 653   Subscribe to LiveHire investor updates: About LiveHire LiveHire is a productivity and collaboration platform for talent management that delivers a proactive sourcing and internal mobility solution called Live Talent Communities. The platform makes managing the flow of talent into and through businesses seamless, delivering value through perfect visibility of existing employees, and shifting recruitment of new talent from reactive to proactive, reducing time and cost to hire, with an unrivalled candidate experience. Founded in 2011, LiveHire is an Australian company headquartered in Melbourne, with offices also in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.  Disclaimer This announcement contains “forward-looking statements.” These can be identified by words such as “may”, “should”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “intend”, “estimate”, and “expect”. 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The forward-looking statements contained within the presentations are not guarantees or assurances of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. For example, the factors that are likely to affect the results of the Company include general economic conditions in Australia and globally; exchange rates; competition in the markets in which the Company does and will operate; weather and climate conditions; and the inherent regulatory risks in the businesses of the Company. The forward-looking statements contained in this announcement should not be taken as implying that the assumptions on which the projections have been prepared are correct or exhaustive.  The Company disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any forward-looking statement. The Company disclaims any responsibility to update or revise any forward-looking to reflect any change in the Company’s financial condition, status or affairs or any change in the events, conditions or circumstances on which a statement is based, except as required by law.  The projections or forecasts included in this presentation have not been audited, examined or otherwise reviewed by the independent auditors of the Company.  You must not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.   [1] Total recruitment costs for education industry in Australia calculated as total workforce of 975,000 employed workers x 16% churn rate (AHRI Turnover and Retention Report 2016) x $4,000 average cost to hire (conservative USD4,000 cost per hire – LinkedIn Global Recruiting Trends 2016) = $624,000,000.  Drug and alcohol testing prevent deaths on Western Australian roads 2017-02-08T03:26:47Z drug-and-alcohol-testing-prevent-deaths-on-western-australian-roads There is little doubt that drug and alcohol testing on Western Australian roads is saving lives and it’s staggering to think how high the road toll could be if random roadside testing were not commonplace.However, despite the efforts of police and their random testing, the road toll is increasing. In fact, there were more fatalities on WA roads last year than in any other year since 2008. And while the number of random drug tests in particular has risen in recent years, drugs and alcohol are still two of the major factors in fatalities.There were 194 fatalities on Western Australian roads in 2016, 33 more than the previous year and more than 20 higher than the average for the previous 5 years. Of particular concern is the number of fatalities on regional roads. The roads outside of Perth were responsible for much of the increase in the roadside stats in 2016. There were 32 more deaths on regional roads in 2016 compared with 2015, with 2016 having the dubious honour of recording the most number of regional deaths on WA roads since 2007.According to Western Australia’s State Government, the biggest factors involved with fatalities on our roads change very little and they include speeding, mobile phone distraction and a failure to wear seats. Plus, of course, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. How big an impact are drugs and alcohol having on Western Australian roads? According to statistics, in one year alone, 2014, 20% of road trauma victims had illegal drugs in their system. That’s 1 in 5 of all road trauma victims. The stats for motorcycle fatalities is even more damming, with 32% of all motorcycle fatalities in 2014 alone having drugs as a contributing factor. The stats for driving while under the influence of alcohol are no better, with around 20% of fatal crashes on Western Australian roads partly attributable to alcohol. While continuing to conduct drug and alcohol testing on Western Australia’s roads is one of the answers to the imposing question of how to reduce the road toll, another is to focus on the small group of people who continually put themselves and others at risk.“Most drivers in WA do the right thing on our roads,” says Road Safety Commissioner Kim Papalia,“but we know there is that small group of people who through their attitude and action represent risk on our roads.“If you continue to drive when you’re tired, if you choose to drive when you’ve been drinking or have used drugs, even prescription medication if it has warnings, if you don’t wear a seatbelt or you travel at a speed that isn’t appropriate to your experience or the circumstances you’re faced with, then regrettably the consequences may be sudden and fatal,” Mr Papalia added.While the workplace may bear little resemblance to our roads (although for some people the roads are their workplace) there is little doubt that many of the same people who are willing to drink or take drugs and drive on our roads are likely to take the same risk at work.  And there are stats to back this up. For example, we know that around 10% of all fatalities in our workplace involve alcohol or drugs. We know that in one year alone, 2013, 11% of all workplace injuries had alcohol as a factor. We know that between 20 to 25% of all workplace accidents have drugs or alcohol as a contributing factor. And we know that 1 in 5 Australians have gone to work under the influence of alcohol.All of which makes drug testing and alcohol testing at work, just as important as on our roads!NOTE: This article was written by Integrity Sampling, Australia’s leading workplace drug and alcohol management team. For more information about Integrity Sampling’s drug and alcohol testing Western Australia services, see the company’s Western Australian and Perth pages. 'Continuous Change' is an Australian (and global) workplace trend here to stay 2017-01-23T01:38:28Z continuous-change-is-an-australian-and-global-workplace-trend-here-to-stay Parents At Work is pleased to release the 2017 Workplace Trend Report.  The world of work is not dissimilar to the greater world around us and is changing at staggering speed.  We thought that it was important to give our key insights into what the workplace will look like for both employers and employees in 2017.  This knowledge and insights will help those attempting to make workplace changes in 2017 - either for themselves or for those around them. The report is a well researched document filled with valuable information for HR professionals, people managers and others interested in understanding what the world of work will hold for them in 2017.By downloading the trend report the reader will learn: The 5 Top Workplace Trends of 2017 The factors making these trends happen The key themes you will see in the workplace in 2017 Two of the key themes for 2017The report writer predicts that two key themes we will continue to see in workplaces in 2017 include that of 'Increasing Diversity' and 'Continuous Change'.  It goes into more detail on these themes giving examples of them in workplaces.  It also speaks to the top 5 workplace trends we will see in 2017 which in themselves are examples of the greater themes of 'Increased Diversity' and 'Continuous Change'.  More about 'Increasing Diversity'"We are seeing an increasingly diverse workforce from the perspective of gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation and place of birth. It is predicted that this will continue into the near future." states the reports author Celeste Kirby-Brown.  The report goes into more detail about the impact of workplaces in 2017. Media ContactsPlease do download the 2017 Workplace Trend Report and read it for yourself.  If you would like to speak to a media contact in person about the report please contact:Emma WalshFounder and CEOParents At 093 082Celeste Kirby-BrownDirector of Sales and MarketingParents At 626 416 Random Drug Testing in Queensland – It’s Everywhere! 2016-12-12T05:22:45Z random-drug-testing-in-queensland-it-s-everywhere On Queensland roads, in Queensland workplaces and on Queensland waterways, if you take drugs and drive, work or take the controls of a boat, random drug testing will catch you. That’s the message that the Queensland Police, Integrity Sampling and the Queensland Water Police are hopeful is getting through, particularly as we approach the festive season.Random drug testing on Queensland roads started around 8 years ago, but it’s only in the last few years that the number of drug tests has risen to significant levels. For example, last financial year the number of people who undertook random drug testing on our roads was around 50,000. This was more than double the number in the previous financial year of 20,000 random drug tests.The increase of roadside random drug testing Queensland Police was thanks largely to purchase of hi-tech drug testing equipment. The Drager Drug Test 5000 allows the police to test for a range of drugs quickly and accurately. The units are now situated across the state, giving the police the ability to catch drug-influenced drivers anywhere, at any time.Ensuring employees in Queensland workplaces are fit to work is the job of businesses such asIntegrity Sampling, which conducts workplace drug testing across the state. Integrity Sampling has 6 branch locations in Queensland, including Brisbane, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville and Winton. Like the Queensland Police, Integrity Sampling also uses the Drager Drug Test 5000 for its drug testing work.If you take drugs and then take control of a boat on Queensland waterways, you can also be in trouble with the law. During a recent weekend on the Gold Coast, 10 people were pulled over for random drug testing by the Queensland Water Police after they were suspected of being under the influence of drugs. According to a Gold Coast Bulletin article, from the 10 people tested, four skippers provided positive drug tests.The water police say that officers will continue random drug testing of people in charge of boats in Queensland waters, particularly with during he busy summer period. And, as stated on the Maritime Safety Queensland website, “There is zero tolerance for driving or boating under the influence of drugs”. Similar to the roads, penalties can include licence suspension, licence disqualification, fines and, for serious or repeat offenders, imprisonment terms.There’s another message that the Queensland Police, Integrity Sampling and the Queensland Water Police hope to get across. And that is that the penalty of failing a drug test may be severe, but it’s noting compared with the consequences of driving a car or boat, or going to work under the influence of a drug and causing an accident.  When you think of the potential consequences, it’s easy to see that drug use combined with driving, work or taking control of a boat simply does not mix. Drug Use The Major WA Crime Issue 2016-12-02T05:17:57Z drug-use-the-major-wa-crime-issue What do you think is the major crime issue facing Western Australia? Perhaps terrorism, domestic violence or bikies? Well, according to a recent survey, while these issues do concern many people they don’t make the number one spot, with drug use voted as the top law enforcement issue in the state.The perhaps surprise result came in the WA Speaks survey, which gives Western Australians a chance to give their opinions on the major issues facing the state. The latest survey, involving nearly 9000 people, was published recently and one of the findings was the huge concern that drugs have for Western Australians.In fact the concern of Western Australians over drug use is so huge that, according to PerthNow, 70% of the nearly 9000 survey respondents listed it as our biggest law enforcement issue. And the number one drug on everyone’s lips is methamphetamines and particularly ICE. ICE is a concern right across Australia but particularly so in Perth and Western Australia, where the drug’s use is particularly high.ICE is an especially insidious drug because it’s a more refined and pure type of methamphetamine (a man-made drug that can be prescribed by doctors for issues such as a hyperactivity deficit). This makes ICE fast acting and highly addictive, and the side effects can be serious.In the PerthNow article, Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenanis quoted as saying, “(ICE) can cause violence, it can cause unemployment, and it fuels crimes such as burglary, robbery, theft and even murder — which has put enormous pressure on our courts and the legal system. Most devastatingly though it puts those that are most willing to help users — such as family members, emergency service operators including police, nurses, doctors and ambulance officers — at significant risk.”One of the reasons for this is that ICE and other methamphetamines are stimulants, while other illicit drugs such as heroin and cannabis are depressants. While taking heroin and cannabis will slow down the messages travelling between the brain and the body, methamphetamines speeds these messages up. In fact, in some cases, normally passive and responsible people who use ICE can become hyperactive, aggressive and violent. There’s even a term for this condition – ICE psychosis – because users can experience hallucinations and delusions and behave erratically.NOTE: This article was written by Integrity Sampling, Australia’s leading workplace drug and alcohol management team. As part of its services, Integrity Sampling conducts drug testing Perth and Western Australian businesses. The company has more than 30 branches across Australia. Drug testing on Victorian roads increasing 2016-11-16T11:43:27Z drug-testing-on-victorian-roads-increasing If you take drugs and drive, you’re now more likely to be caught as drug testing on Victorian roads is on the increase.The focus on drugs is a direct result of the road toll and the number of people being killed on Victorian roads with drugs in their system. Since 2013, more people have died on our roads under the influence of drugs than have died under the influence of alcohol. The drug testing figures show the increased focus on drugs. In 2015/16, over 100,000 drug tests were conducted on Victoria roads, an increase of around 25% on the 2014/15 figures. The drug testing figures are expected to rise in future years, with a likely figure in 2016/17 of around 1.1 million drug tests.Unfortunately, it’s not just drug testing Victoria is not the only place where test is on the rise. The ratio of drivers being caught with drugs in their system is also increasing. The latest figures show that 1 driver out of every 11 that are drug tested are being detected with drugs in their system; the previous year’s figure was one in 18.Included in these figures are:• Four positive results for methamphetamines in just six hours on 2 November, in roadside drug testing in Victoria’s Yarra Ranges.• A 34-year old male driver in the Melbourne suburb of Keysborough, who was caught speeding, and with drugs and alcohol in his system. The dubious ‘trifecta’ occurred a day before the Melbourne Cup.• A 36-year-old female driver in Mulgrave, who was pulled over for speeding in an 80 zone on 30 October and then recorded a positive drug test.All these drug testing incidents on Victorian roads were part of Operation Furlong, held between 28 October and midnight on Melbourne Cup day. In total, one in 10 people drug tested on Victorian roads during this period were found to have illicit drugs in their system. Just on 2800 people were drug tested with 283 offences detected. In comparison, almost 200,000 breath tests were conducted with 316 offences. Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer said the number of motorists found with drugs in their system was alarming.“To think that one in every 10 motorists we drug tested were found to be under the influence of drugs is of great concern,” he said.“These people simply shouldn’t be on the road, they are a massive risk to themselves and to the greater community.”Note: This press release was written by Integrity Sampling, which conducts workplace drug and alcohol testing across more than 30 locations in Australia. Harrison McMillan 2016-11-14T22:38:14Z harrison-mcmillan ADELAIDE FIRM RECRUITS TOP AWARD   Adelaide recruitment firm, Harrison McMillan has seen off some of Australia’s biggest names to win the prestigious Most Innovative Agency of the Year award at the 2016 National Seek Australian Recruitment Awards (SARA’s).   This award celebrates recruitment agencies that harness data and analytics to provide insight, solve clients’ challenges, fuel innovation, and enhance business practices, relationships and processes.   It is a stunning outcome for the company in its first time entering the peak industry awards.   Co-founders and directors, Jodi Walton and Dani Bieg say the awards are strong recognition that their disruptive recruitment model is being well received in the marketplace.   “Both Dani and I have worked in traditional recruitment firms so we knew there was a better way to provide recruitment services to organisations that did not involve charging a large percentage fee for candidate placement,”said Jodi Walton.   “We felt the ‘traditional’ percentage fee for candidate placement model was inflexible and outdated so we decided upon a “Pay-As-You-Go” structure which basically works the same as ordering from an a la carte menu in a restaurant.   “You only order what you need which makes it more affordable than the traditional model with a higher level of service.   “Every piece of technology we have implemented or process we have developed is geared to providing ease of engagement and transparency with our clients which has seen our client base grow to over 120 clients in 3 short years,” said Dani Bieg.   Harrison McMillan was the only South Australian nominated in the prestigious awards and with just 9 employees was pitted against national firms with several hundred staff.   For interviews and photo opportunities, please contact DANI BIEG 0422 816 573 or JODI WALTON 0401 280 851